Kings Island Fast Lane

Monday, July 18, 2011 3:46 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar

Finally! FOL access comes to Kings Island.

"Add this brand new option to your ticket for just $50 and you'll get a wristband that allows you to go up the FAST LANE entrance on 10 of our most popular rides.

This wristband allows you access through the FAST LANE ENTRANCE as many times as you want between Noon and 7:00pm on the day of your visit."


(given the recent and long-winded VQ discussion, I figured this was relevant)

Last edited by Lord Gonchar, Monday, July 18, 2011 4:58 PM
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Monday, July 18, 2011 3:49 PM
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Someone is happy now ;)

Ok ok... charge $100 and give 1/2 to Coasting For Kids - or some other 'good' cause. Like the Conneaut Blue Streak or something...


Billy
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Monday, July 18, 2011 4:23 PM

I said it in the News forum, and I'll say it here as well. This has "gone by the end of the year" written all over it. I'll go ahead and say by the time Haunt rolls around. Isn't this almost exactly what they tried doing before, with the same name, no less? Limiting the total number of wristbands is not where its at, time-based "reservation" is.


Original BlueStreak64

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Monday, July 18, 2011 4:32 PM
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How about we eliminate queue lines totally - no long silver handrails, just steps and a coaster station at the top!

When the park opens its every man, woman, and mutant for themselves! Whoever runs the fastest and fights the hardest gets in first, second.. and on...

Thats kinda how I see the monetary cut system, personally.


Billy
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Monday, July 18, 2011 4:33 PM

maXairMike said:
This has "gone by the end of the year" written all over it.

Of course. I got the sense it was a test thing and was only intended..in this form..to be for the rest of this season.


The amusement park rises bold and stark..kids are huddled on the beach in a mist

http://support.gktw.org/site/TR/CoastingForKids/General?px=1248054&...fr_id=1372

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Monday, July 18, 2011 4:36 PM
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I love this. I want to go down to KI and try it.


R.I.P LeRoi Moore 9/7/61 - 8/19/2008
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Monday, July 18, 2011 4:41 PM
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CoasterDemon said:
How about we eliminate queue lines totally - no long silver handrails, just steps and a coaster station at the top!

That's how it'll be once we get to 100% reservation based queueing. I believe Disney is already experimenting with the idea of a "queueless queue" with the new Dumbo ride that's coming down the pike.

When the park opens its every man, woman, and mutant for themselves! Whoever runs the fastest and fights the hardest gets in first, second.. and on...

Unfortunately, there'll probably be no "only the strong survive" ethos attached. :(

Because that sounds like fun!


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Monday, July 18, 2011 4:48 PM

Mike Gallagher said:


maXairMike said:
This has "gone by the end of the year" written all over it.

Of course. I got the sense it was a test thing and was only intended..in this form..to be for the rest of this season.

If it is a test, this is one heck of a crude and seemingly ugly test. I get the impression this was more of a "how quickly can we put in a 'pay to cut' (this is not a VQ, not even close) scheme as cheaply as possible?" If they're doing this as a test, they would probably let me test my (extremely lacking) guitar skills on one of their stages during a show. If you want to test a VQ system, this isn't how you do it, because this is not a VQ.


Original BlueStreak64

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Monday, July 18, 2011 4:51 PM
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No, this isn't VQ. This is FOL access. Unlimited. For 7 hours a day. For $50.

This is. Awesome. :)


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Monday, July 18, 2011 4:55 PM

maXairMike said:
This has "gone by the end of the year" written all over it. I'll go ahead and say by the time Haunt rolls around.

To buy into this you have to choose your date at time of purchase.

No dates are available after Labor Day. So yeah, it will be gone by the time Haunt rolls around.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.


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Monday, July 18, 2011 4:56 PM

Heh, I hadn't even bothered to check the dates. Score! ;)


Original BlueStreak64

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Monday, July 18, 2011 4:59 PM
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I might pony up the $50, if KI had some 'good' rides ;)


Billy
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Monday, July 18, 2011 4:59 PM
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Ironically, Haunt is when they need it the most.

$50 to get to the front of the stupid-long Haunt lines would be even more awesome.

Last edited by Lord Gonchar, Monday, July 18, 2011 4:59 PM
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Monday, July 18, 2011 5:06 PM

Hey, those stupid long haunt lines make it worthwhile for people like me to go...all those people standing in those stupid long lines are not waiting to ride Diamondback.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.


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Monday, July 18, 2011 5:16 PM

I just love paying twice as much to actually enjoy a visit........................ YMMV

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Monday, July 18, 2011 5:21 PM
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+1


Billy
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Monday, July 18, 2011 5:23 PM
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Lord Gonchar said:
This is. Awesome. :)

Enough to bring you back to KI after years of hiatus? :)

Hey, with FOL access I might actually ride Drop Tower for the first time!

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Monday, July 18, 2011 5:36 PM
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I love the option to pay twice as much to make my day more enjoyable. No one says you always have to use it.


R.I.P LeRoi Moore 9/7/61 - 8/19/2008
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Monday, July 18, 2011 5:37 PM
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Wouldn't necessarily get me there, but I might finally ride some things if I were to go. :)


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Monday, July 18, 2011 5:38 PM
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Thing is, most coaster people have no problem ponying up $35+ for an event that includes ERT/re-rides, etc. This is no different, except the place is open to the public at the time, and everyone's allowed to ride.

During ERT events, they don't even have that chance.


R.I.P LeRoi Moore 9/7/61 - 8/19/2008
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